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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: San Diego State CB Leon McFadden

03.06.13 at 11:08 am ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that might be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2013 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots make a selection.

LEON McFADDEN

Position: Cornerback

School: San Diego State

Height: 5-foot-10

Weight: 193 pounds

Achievements: 2012, 2011, 2010 All-Mountain West Conference first team, 2010, 2009 MWC All-Academic team

What he brings: McFadden has very good cover skills and is known for his quick feet and exceptional speed. He also possesses solid awareness and great hands. He had originally planned to be a wide receiver at San Diego State before switching to defense.

Where the Patriots could get him: Round 3

Notes: In 2011, as a junior, McFadden deflected 17 passes, which tied him for 11th in the FBS. As a senior, he earned first-team All-Mountain West honors for the third straight year after posting 61 tackles, three interceptions and 12 passes defended. He returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns. … His father, Leon McFadden Sr., played professional baseball for nine years, including 62 games as a shortstop and outfielder for the Houston Astros between 1968 and 1970.

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mlive.com: Senior Bowl notes and observations: CB Leon McFadden shines on first day

Video: Here’s a package of McFadden highlights.

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